RICHMOND, VA (May 1, 2014) — Weidmuller announces the launch of the new industry leading and innovative “u-remote” distributed I/O platform. This compact new platform delivers the most streamlined design on the market while providing unmatched features such as hot-swappable slices, an integrated self-configuring web server interface and simple plug-in connections.
“We designed the u-remote platform based on direct input from machine builders and engineers from around the world. u-remote is essentially the answer to their distributed I/O ‘wish lists’”, stated Bruce Hofmann, Director of Marketing at Weidmuller.
Weidmuller’s u-remote system
Weidmuller’s u-remote is an advanced IP20 platform that’s built to ensure faster installation and setup, and designed to improve machine performance and productivity. At only 11.5mm wide per I/O slice, its slim design with high-channel density makes it one of the most feature-rich distributed I/O platforms available. Using Weidmuller’s leading edge Push-In wire technology, each point is clearly visible with LED status indication.
The card slices are hot-swappable and can be installed, updated and removed without the need for any tools.
An integrated web server helps speed up installation and provides real time network access to the 64 I/O slices/cards connected to a single field bus coupler. The field bus couplers include ProfiNet, EtherCat, Modbus TCP, Ethernet TCP/IP and many more for seamless integration into existing plant/machine networks.
The high-speed system bus provides impressive electronic performance and works with as many as 256 DI/DOs in just 20 μs.
Weidmuller supports customers and partners around the world with products, solutions and services in the industrial environment of power, signal and data. The company develops innovative, sustainable and useful solutions that set standards in Industrial Connectivity today and continually work toward providing solutions for the technology challenges of tomorrow. The Weidmuller Group owns manufacturing plants, sales companies and representatives in more than 80 countries.